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Private Client weekly highlights—13 February 2020

Published on: 13 February 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Private Client weekly highlights—13 February 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • Brexit next steps: The Court of Justice of the European Union and the UK
  • Brexit Bulletin—Commission President comments on UK proposals for the future relationship
  • UK may tweak privacy rules if EU data-transfer deal isn’t affected, UK parliamentarian says
  • Retained EU law―a practical guide
  • Probate
  • High Court comments on difficulties in applying the provisions re date and time of death under the Presumption of Death Act 2013
  • Bona Vacantia Division changes its stance on Letters of Administration
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Private Client highlights includes: (1) Johnson v No named defendant, a High Court decision which highlights the problems of the presumption as to time of death under the Presumption of Death Act 2013 in determining devolution of the deceased’s estate; (2) First National Trustco (UK) Ltd v McQuitty, in which the court held that an indemnity clause did not extend to liabilities of a third party; (30 the FTT’s decision in Walewski that profits allocated to a company of which the taxpayer was a director, and which was a corporate member of two limited liability partnerships, should instead be reallocated to the taxpayer under the mixed partnership rules; (4) Unexplained wealth orders and National Crime Agency v Hajiyeva; (5) MM v NA, a decision involving the validity of marriages celebrated in jurisdictions not recognised under international law, and (6) Rehman v Hamid, a case highlighting the hazards of forum shopping in cross-border probate disputes. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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